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Old 11-10-2010, 07:45 PM   #1
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Anyone Narrowed Their Rear End?? Pics??

Has anyone narrowed the rear end on their 5th Gen? Post some pics please, and what did it end up costing you to do so?
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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I don't think that is even possible with an IRS, is it?!?!?! I've never heard of anyone doing that. Maybe I'm just dumb or something?!!?!?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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it is possible but takes alot of fab work you would have to use the hendrick 9in rear custom axles and custom made control arms relocate the rear struts, eh you are better back halfing it lol
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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Why would you do that?
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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Why would you do that?
Yeah I want to know too...
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:41 AM   #6
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so that way, you could mini-tub your car and run a retardedly wide tire....

either way, i dont think anyone has..... a few people have put widebody kits on their cars and put 405 width tires on them, and i know janeatty racing runs a 28x14.5x16 on a few of their cars with no mod work (other than converting to v6 brakes to make a 16" wheel fit).

How big of a size tire did you want to run? and as mentioned before... it will require a lot of fab work......
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:47 AM   #7
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Yep, got it narrower....now my pants won't stay up though...

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Old 11-11-2010, 09:57 AM   #8
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justice pete has 305's on all 4 corrners of his pedders camaro do you need bigger than that if you do the wide body kits look insane withe 405s out back its a much cheaper option
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wide body kit = more weight than factory

narrowing rear end = less weight than factory

it's a racing thing, not a looks thing.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:11 AM   #10
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They do make a custom axle swap to run larger wheels and tires but I think it's for looks not for heavy foots!!!!!! Might want to check with nineball or indpwer to learn more but don't be afaid to contact Ted at Jannetty Racing or Lingenfelter to see what there running on the 10sec. and less Camaros!!!
What kind of power are you looking at??????
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:19 AM   #11
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Racing thing...Guys are running 7's in the 1/4 on 10" tires. Beyond that I can hook 800+rwhp on the street on 315 M/T DR's, given the right conditions. How much do you really need?

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wide body kit = more weight than factory

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it's a racing thing, not a looks thing.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:47 AM   #12
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Racing thing...Guys are running 7's in the 1/4 on 10" tires. Beyond that I can hook 800+rwhp on the street on 315 M/T DR's, given the right conditions. How much do you really need?
those guys in the 275 and 10" tire class are also pedaling the crap outta the hole with their cars, to run 7's.

and like i said before.... people are running 14.5 wide tires just fine

but the original poster asked it it can be narrowed and how much it was...... for all we know he has some 2000 rwhp 2010 camaro...... believe it or not, there are lots of people with "more money than brains"
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:10 PM   #13
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It would actually be cheaper to install a narrowed solid axle than it would be to narrow the IRS. With a 4 link IRS suspension, thats 4 separate links that need altered along with the swaybar and CV axles. If you want a wider tire than what already fits in the wheelwell (we already run 315's w/o any mods) there is plenty of frame rail to narrow that will allow a wider wheel with a different backspace. This would get you the width without having to change all of the suspension components. I can't find the post but someone on Camaro 5 has already done this....
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:22 PM   #14
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It was really just a question for my curiosity, nothing I would probably do. I do however like the look on old pro street cars like my dad's 70' Chevelle SS.
I will probably eventually put wider than the 20x9 Rear that is on my Camaro, maybe get the widened factory wheels.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #15
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speedster is the only one I know of so far that modded the rear frame rails to fit 345's in the rear with a modified wheel. His build is incredible...

I wouldn't mod the suspension arms.. too cost prohibitive.

I run 335 width tires on the track (autocross) on a 12.5" wide wheel in the back. No mods whatsoever other than a custom wheel/offset to fit them. BTW.. these are on 18" wheels.
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You serious? If you think for a second anyone is running in the 7s after pedaling, you dont spend too much time around fast cars...




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those guys in the 275 and 10" tire class are also pedaling the crap outta the hole with their cars, to run 7's.

and like i said before.... people are running 14.5 wide tires just fine

but the original poster asked it it can be narrowed and how much it was...... for all we know he has some 2000 rwhp 2010 camaro...... believe it or not, there are lots of people with "more money than brains"
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:50 AM   #17
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You serious? If you think for a second anyone is running in the 7s after pedaling, you dont spend too much time around fast cars...
watch the x275 class..... one of the big make/break points is how they get out of the hole. why else do you think they ramp in their boost/nitrous? because they can't hook.
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LOL the 275 racing is what I am refering too..

So let me get this strait, you call this not hooking?




Also just a quick google search of 275 drag radial record showed this..

Blasted the NMRA SSO record running a blistering 7.395 @ 193 60 Ft 1.28 4.861 @ 154 1/8th on 275 M/T Radials

Do you really think any of those guys are "pedaling the crap out of thier cars"? Would you consider any of those guys not hooking?

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watch the x275 class..... one of the big make/break points is how they get out of the hole. why else do you think they ramp in their boost/nitrous? because they can't hook.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:02 AM   #19
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speedster is the only one I know of so far that modded the rear frame rails to fit 345's in the rear with a modified wheel. His build is incredible...

I wouldn't mod the suspension arms.. too cost prohibitive.

I run 335 width tires on the track (autocross) on a 12.5" wide wheel in the back. No mods whatsoever other than a custom wheel/offset to fit them. BTW.. these are on 18" wheels.
335? how did you manage that?
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